I am a huge mark for the Falcon, and I really couldn't tell you why. But once I saw him on the cover of the Avengers, I knew I had to start back in. The Falcon on the same team as the Beast? My love for B-list characters was getting the respect it deserved, at last!
But, like the Beast, I don't know that Falc was treated with the same love I would have given him. More on that in a moment. First, it's time for Fun with Out-of-Context Dialogue!(tm!)
Okay, there's nothing really funny about it, but the use of the term "collective gasp." I'm not the most sociable of people, but I've been in a few crowds and I've never experienced a collective gasp, so I'm skeptical that it ever happens. I rarely even gasp, much less collectively. I think a collective fart, however, would be hilarious. Note to self: Submit story proposal to Marvel and DC where the characters utter a collective fart.
Where was I? Oh, yes. The Falcon. But first:
It surprised many that the Scarlet Witch was not a Harry Potter fan, citing that the books encouraged the exploitation of dragons.
What? Oh, I'm sorry. So, anyway, the Falcon came on board with a huge chip on his shoulder. Take this scene and multiply it by 10:
So, he assumes he's the product of Affirmative Action, which was somewhat true according to the government agent who ordered that he be a part of the team in the first place. But this whole, "No one listens to me" riff?
Exhibit A: 3 pages earlier:
I don't know. It looks like Cap is taking Falc's advice there, so I'm not sure what the problem is. Frankly, I never pay much attention to people who whine that their opinions aren't solicited. If you have something to say, say it. If you don't, that's your problem.
Still loved the Falcon, though. Love that he's been part of the team for years. He's not really one of the Earth's Mightiest Heroes, but he's cool, and that's good enough for me.
See you tomorrow!